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Inmate Dies in Stearns County Jail

An inmate at the Stearns County Jail has died.

Twenty-two-year-old Jerod Jakel of Sauk Rapid is believed to have committed suicide Sunday by hanging himself in his cell, according to Sheriff John Sanner.

On Tuesday, the sheriff's office said correction staff responded to a medical situation at about 5:45 p.m. Sunday and found Jakel unresponsive.

Woman Airlifted with Severe Burns after Escaping House Fire in Sherburne Co.

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A woman was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with severe burns after escaping a house fire in Sherburne County on Monday.

The fire was reported around 3:31 p.m. on the 16000 block of 57th Street Southeast in Santiago Township.

Some Counties Cleaning Up after Sunday Storms

On County Road 19 in Mille Lacs County where the National Weather Serivce issued a tornado warning Sunday, Aug. 24. - Photo: KSTP/ Jonathan Yuhas

A large swath of Minnesota counties stretching from the Twin Cities into northern Minnesota were under a tornado watch for much of Sunday, and some areas of western Wisconsin were also affected.

Minnesota Police: Military Gear is Misunderstood

File Photo: International MaxxPro Category 1 MRAP - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Minnesota law enforcement agencies have nearly $10 million in military surplus equipment, including about 3,300 weapons and 40 pairs of night-vision goggles.

23-Year-Old Man Dies in Suspected Drowning in Sherburne County

The body of a 23-year-old man was recovered from a lake after a suspected drowning in Sherburne County on Saturday evening.

Recount in St. Cloud School Board Race Sends Yussuf to General Election

A recount in the school board race for St. Cloud School District 742 Wednesday has decided who moves on to the General Election.

Seven candidates were on the primary election ballot for the St. Cloud School District at-large seat, but only the top six candidates advance to the General Election.

Recount Underway Between 2 Candidates for St. Cloud School Board Race

A recount in the school board race for St. Cloud School District 742 is underway Tuesday.